maois

monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs)

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Introduction

  • MAOIs were one of the early types of antidepressants but are now rarely used as there are safer alternatives for most people

  • the main risk is in the patient developing a potentially life threatening adrenergic crisis in certain situations:
    • eating foods containing particular amines such as cheeses, red wine
    • other medications being taking such as carbamazepine, tapentadol, etc.

Example MAOIs

  • isocarboxazid
  • linezolid,
  • phenelzine
  • rasagiline
  • selegiline
  • tranylcypromine
maois.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/10 00:32 by gary1